Scholarships

CHS Scholarships for Seniors

2022-2023

Welcome to Central High School scholarship page! Scholarships will be listed in order of due date and will include access to the scholarship application. It is important that you follow the due date listed on this page and not on the scholarship application. Scholarship applications need to be turned in to the Counseling Office by the due date listed below. This allows us time to review your applications and contact you if we find any errors or missing documents before we send it. If you apply for scholarships through an online application and need a transcript or other documents mailed please see Mrs. McCamy or Mrs. Dudeck.

A list of scholarships typically available through the Counseling Office throughout the year are listed in the Scholarship & College Planning Guide 2022-2023. Please note this is to be used as a guide only! The scholarships and deadlines listed in the guide were developed from last year's database and are not a complete list of all scholarships available. This page will provide you with the updated eligibility criteria and scholarship applications. As scholarships become available during the year we will post them here.

Please keep track of the scholarships you receive throughout the year (this includes scholarships from the colleges you have applied to). We will ask for this information at the end of the year when seniors take the Senior Exit Survey.

Important: When working on scholarships, make sure that you are using a computer device that allows you to save and/or print.

***Many times a scholarship will ask for an activities list. We have attached a few samples of what it should look like.

Activity List samples.pdf  

 

SEPTEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS:

The Gates Scholarship September 15, 2022 at 5:00om PST

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors.  To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American 
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA or 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
Full cost of attendance  Online Application
Questbridge September 27, 2022 Applicants who have demonstrated academic excellence and come from low-income households are invited to apply. Questbridge works to help students access top-tier educational opportunities. The following is taken into account when evaluating applications: GPA, class rank (top 5-10%), rigor of high school curriculum, ACT/SAT scores, writing ability, and recommendations. Most finalists for this program come from households earning less than $65,000 (family of four) and are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program. Applicants will need three letters of recommendation and a transcript. Varies  Online Application

 

 

OCTOBER SCHOLARSHIPS:

Army ROTC Scholarship  Apply online by October 7, 2022

The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. All who graduate and complete ROTC training are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the US Army. The requirements include:

  • Be a US Citizen
  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have taken the ACT or SAT
  • Meet physical standards
  • Take current Army physical fitness test
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard

There are three separate board dates/deadlines each year - typically October, January, and March. Some universities offer other incentives for Army ROTC scholarship recipients. Go here to review Missouri program details.

Full Tuition and Fees at participating universities   Apply Online 

AES Engineering Scholarship

October 8, 2022

AES offers scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Students are not required to take engineering courses to be eligible for this scholarship. The student will submit an essay of 500-1,000 words in answer to the topic/question listed on the website. Essays must be submitted to the following email address: scholarships@aesengineers.com. There is no application packet and student must include their full name, name of high school, and plans for next year. The topic for the essay can be found online. 

$500 

Email the essay to the address on the website. 

Missouri Cattlemen Foundation  Postmark by October 15, 2022 (drop off to the Counseling Office by 10/10 and we will submit your application)  Applicants must be a Missouri resident and a current paid member of the Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association or the parent/legal guardian must be a current paid member of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. Students must meet the following requirements: 2.5 GPA or better, submit three (3) letters of recommendation, submit a transcript, and demonstrate leadership potential through extracurricular activities and work experience. Preference may be given to students who plan to attend a Missouri college or university & have financial need. Preference also given to those planning to major in an Agriculture field, Biochemistry, Food Science, and Nutrition and Plant Science.  $1,000-3,000  PDF Application 
MASFAP Who's Making a Difference Scholarship (My Scholarship Central)  October 14, 2022  The Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel (MASFAP) is offering a one-time $1,000.00 scholarship to a 2023 graduating senior who plans to attend a 2 or 4 year institution in Missouri in fall 2023. Applicants will write an essay describing a person in his/her life who is inspiring them to fulfill their post-secondary education dreams as well as answer supplemental questions (see website). To apply for this scholarship, students must complete the "general scholarship application" via Scholarship Central. Once the general scholarship application is submitted, students will select "opportunities" in the blue bar at the top of the page. Then select "recommended" and find the "MASFAP Who's Making A Difference Scholarship".   $1,000  Online Application

Patrick L. Newman Mic-O-Say Scholarship 

October 15, 2022

Any current Camp Geiger Tribesman of Mic-O-Say who is active in the program and registered with the Boy Scouts of America can apply for this scholarship. Must be planning to pursue a formal program of higher education.  

$1,000

Online Application

Cotillion for Achievement Scholarship (LOCAL)  Return completed PDF to the Counseling Office by October 17, 2022 Students attending school in Andrew and Buchanan county that demonstrate high academic achievements, involvement in school activities and community service, plus high moral and ethical standards should apply. If selected as a Cotillion finalist, students will need to attend "Adventures for Achievement" sessions, participate in the final interview, as well as attend the Cotillion Ball in February (a formal event).    $1,000-2,000  PDF Application 

Heisman High School Scholarship

October 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm EST 

Students must have at least a "B" grade average (3.0 GPA), participate in at least one of the eligible school-sponsored sports (see website for a list), be a leader in school/community and serve as a role model to underclassmen. Students nominate themselves by applying online. A counselor will review the student’s information and make the final submission (you will need your counselor’s email address). Winners are chosen at both the state and national levels.  

$1,000-$12,000

Online Application 

Golden Door Scholars  October 23, 2022 at 10:59 pm CST Applicants must have DACA, TPS, or be undocumented (meaning currently not have lawful status in the US). Applicants must not be eligible for in-state tuition or federal funding. Student must have a high GPA, take advanced/challenging high school courses, Be driven to excel and help others succeed, Has held leadership positions or be involved in the community, and be actively applying to a variety of scholarships.  Tuition plus room and board for up to 4 years   Online Application
VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program Return required information to the Counseling Office by October 26, 2022  The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12. Although U.S. citizenship is not required, students must be lawful U.S. permanent residents or have applied for permanent residence. Students should record an original 3-5 minute essay on an audio CD or flash drive. The essay theme and more information including the official rules and judging criteria can be found on the VFW website: https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships  Varies up to $30,000  Click here for application 
John T. Belcher Scholarship Program (MO School Boards' Association)  Return completed PDF to the Counseling Office by October 27, 2022

Central may only nominate one student and the SJSD Board of Education will make the final selection regarding the district winner. The district winner will move on to the next level of competition.  Applicants are judged on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities, and the quality of an essay. The essay topic is on the application. More information and essay examples of last year's state winner are available to view online on the MSBA website.

 
$1,000-$2,500 PDF Application (type supplemental info in Google doc)

Chick-fil-A Remarkable Futures Scholarship

October 27, 2022 at 5:00 CST

To be eligible, students must be an employee of one of the franchised, company-owned and/or affiliated restaurants at the time of application; Be recommended by an Operator, Interim Manager or Executive General Manager (depending on the Restaurant where the Team Member is employed), which should address the Team Member’s professional achievement; Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). Academic awards and recognition will be considered. Applicants are required to upload a transcript that displays their name, school name, classes taken, and GPA. 

$1,000-$25,000

Online Application 

US Bank Student Scholarship  October 30, 2022

Get rewarded for learning about important topics like financing higher education, building a strong financial foundation and developing healthy habits. Simply register and complete short, free, online lessons for a chance to win up to $14,000 in scholarships toward your education.

$1,500-14,000  Online Application 

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

October 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm EST

This is a merit-based program (minimum 3.0 GPA to apply). Students are evaluated on leadership, community and extracurricular activities; academic achievement and employment. The first application is a preliminary online application and does not require an essay or transcript. Students will be notified by mid-November if they are a semifinalist and will be asked to provide more documentation at that point.  

$20,000 

Online Application 

Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

October 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST

Students must submit an essay about a specific topic shown on the website. Students in grades 6-12 are eligible to apply. Essays must be submitted in English and the applicant does not need to be Hispanic to apply.  

$1,500  Online Application 

 

NOVEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS:

University of Arkansas-New Arkansas Non-Resident Tuition Award (NRTA) Scholarship Apply to University of Arkansas by November 1, 2022 to take advantage of priority scholarship, housing, and orientation options.

Entering freshmen with a 3.60 or higher cumulative GPA will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 90% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Entering freshmen with a 3.40 or higher cumulative GPA will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 80% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Entering freshmen with a 3.20 or higher cumulative GPA will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 70% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Students can continue to improve grade point averages after admission. Qualifying GPA must be earned prior to the student's first day of classes at the University of Arkansas. Apply online for admissions at http://www.uark.edu/admissions/index.php. Students are not required to complete a separate online scholarship application for the NRTA.

Varies based on eligibility Scholarship Information
University of Arkansas New Freshman Scholarships 

Apply to University of Arkansas by November 1, 2022

Complete an admissions application, submit transcripts, and send test scores to the office of admissions by November 1st. Within 48 hours of application submission, the scholarship application will be available in the “New Student Center”. More information available online at https://scholarships.uark.edu/.

Varies  Scholarship Information
Prudential Emerging Visionaries   November 3, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET This program accepts applications from young leaders ages 14-18 who are bringing powerful vision and real change to their communities. The program supports young people across the country who are making change that focuses on two categories: solutions to financial barriers and solutions to social issues. Entries will be evaluated on the following criteria: Innovation, Potential to Scale, Connection, and Changemaker Quality. Participants must have started their projects on or before June 1, 2022. More information and application available online.  Awards up to $15,000  Online Application
Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards  November 13, 2022 at 11:59 PST The Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Engineering, Green Sustainability, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Public Service & Social Justice, Sports & Fitness, and Technology. Applicants must 1) be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2023; 2) must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; 3) must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2023-2024; 4) be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines). Letter of recommendation, transcript and essay responses are required.  Up to $4,000  Online Application
Elks Most Valuable Student (MVS)   November 14, 2022 at 11:59 pm PST 

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. To be eligible, students must be current high school seniors. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university.

Note: There are some local Elks lodges (specifically Cameron and Maryville) that also award scholarships based on this application!

Awards range from $1,000-12,500  Online Application 
Wichita State University Freshman Merit Scholarships Apply to WSU by November 15, 2022 

Incoming, domestic, high school seniors planning to attend WSU the semester immediately following high school graduation must be a degree-bound student with: a completed 6th semester transcript and ACT / SAT test scores. Students will be evaluated based on a composite of the following: High School GPA (unweighted) and National Test Score (ACT / SAT). Awarding begins in September for the following academic year and will continue until available funding is exhausted. Admission Priority Date is December 1 so plan to apply to Wichita State by November 15th to be eligible for consideration.

Varies  Scholarship Information
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship  November 17, 2022 at midnight local time

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Applicants must 1. plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2023, 2. intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2023; 3. have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above; 4. demonstrate significant unmet financial need. Applicants with family annual gross income up to $95,000 will be considered. More information is available at https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/. You will submit your application via the Common Application online.


Up to $55,000 Online Application (apply via the Common Application)
NHS (National Honor Society) Scholarship Program   November 30, 2022 

High school seniors who are National Honor Society (NHS) members in good standing of an affiliated NHS chapter are eligible to apply. Students must first create an account online and then the NHS Adviser must verify the account before the student can begin the application. There are three components to the application: NHS student application, NHS adviser application, and one recommendation form. 

CHS School ID number: 00018074 (Listed as "Central Sr High School")

$3,200-25,000 (local lodges award smaller amounts)  Online Application

 

EXPIRED SCHOLARSHIPS:

DECEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS:

University of Kansas (KU) Freshman Merit Scholarships  Apply to KU by December 1, 2022

Students must complete the KU admissions application before the December 1st deadline in order to be considered for scholarships. Go online to https://admissions.ku.edu/afford/scholarships for more information.

Varies  Scholarship Information
University of Missouri-Columbia Freshman Automatic/Competitive Scholarships  December 1, 2022

The University of Missouri offers several scholarships for which students are considered automatically when they are admitted to MU. Other MU scholarships require the students to apply using Scholarship Universe which can be accessed via the Application Status Page (after submitting an application for admission). Students must be accepted to the university and complete the online scholarship application by December 1st. Applying for admission by November 15th ensures students can complete the online scholarship application.

Varies  Apply via Mizzou Scholarship Universe
University of Missouri-Columbia Mizzou Scholars Award  December 1, 2022 Students must have at least 33 ACT and a strong academic record. Applicants must submit a resume and essay (topic provided) online by December 1st. A committee will review completed applications and make the final selections based upon credentials and supplementary materials. Approximately 30 scholarships will be awarded. More information available online at https://admissions.missouri.edu/scholarships/#competitive.   $11,000  Apply via Mizzou Application Status page
University of Missouri-Columbia George C. Brooks Scholarship  December 1, 2022 Students must enroll at Mizzou the first semester after high school graduation, be a member of a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in relation to the University's goal to achieve educational benefits of a diverse student body, and must have a minimum 25 ACT score. Applicants may be selected for an interview. More information available online: https://financialaid.missouri.edu/types-of-aid/scholarships/scholarships/brooks-scholarship/index.php $8,000 Apply via Mizzou Application Status page
University of Missouri-Columbia Alumni Association Scholarship  December 1, 2022 Your parents DO NOT have to be alumni of MU to apply. Students must have a 26 ACT (or core GPA of 3.44) and have been accepted to MU. Applications will only be accepted through Scholarship Universe. Complete the application tied to the applicable scholarships called "Mizzou Alumni Application (Incoming Students)." You must first apply for admission to the university (by November 15) and receive your MyZou login information. More information available online at https://www.mizzou.com/s/1002/alumni/19/interior.aspx?sid=1002&gid=1001&pgid=10326 Varies  Apply via Mizzou Scholarship Universe
Kansas State University Freshmen Competitive Scholarships  December 1, 2022 Students must complete the K-State admissions and scholarship application before the December 1st deadline in order to be considered for competitive scholarships (Presidential Scholarship, etc.). Go online to http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/scholarships/ for more information about the various scholarships and to access the applications. Varies based on scholarship  Online Application
Missouri State University Presidential Scholarship  December 1, 2022 Missouri State University offers this scholarship to students who have a 3.90 GPA (on 4.0 scale) and a minimum of a 31 on the ACT taken on or before the October test (SAT of 1390).  Finalists are selected through an on-campus interview process. Apply for admissions and the scholarship by the deadline. The application is two part: 1 - Address, contact and academic information, as well as a list of organizations and activities participated in and awards and honors received; 2 - An essay consisting of a personal profile describing interests, academic goals and career plans. $15,000 ($7,000 for tuition and $8,000 for on-campus housing)  Online Application 
Truman State Freshman Competitive Scholarships  December 1, 2022 Students wishing to be considered for all scholarships and financial aid programs are strongly encouraged to apply for admission and submit an activities list and essay by December 1. Truman has no separate scholarship application, unless otherwise noted. The materials submitted with the admission application are reviewed in the competitive scholarship selection process. Varies  Scholarship Information
Missouri S&T Chancellor's Scholarship  December 1, 2022 Highly competitive scholarship awarded to 20 students and is renewable with a 3.0 GPA. Eligibility for this scholarship is met by the following criteria: 1.) Must have a GPA of 3.75 after six semesters; 2.) Must take the ACT (or SAT) by December 1st and receive a superscore of 31 or better. (See website for SAT information.); 3.) Be a resident of Missouri; 4.) Be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident. Must apply for admission online (http://apply.mst.edu) and submit an official transcript (no later than November 14th). The scholarship application is only available online and cannot be completed until your paperwork for admissions is received and the student has set up their S&T student account. Applicants must also submit a 750-word essay (topic provided) and should follow the instructions. Finalists for the scholarship will be invited to visit campus in January for an interview.  $13,000 per year (renewable)  Online Application
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards   December 1, 2022 The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were founded in 1923 and, for nearly a century, have inspired bold ideas in creative teens throughout the country. Receive scholarships, cash awards, or tuition assistance by participating in the Awards. Entry fees are $10 per individual entry and $30 per portfolio. If the entry fee is a barrier to your participation in the Awards, you can submit a Fee Waiver Form.  $1,000-$10,000  Online Application 
Equal Justice Initiative Racial Justice Essay December 2, 2022

The Equal Justice Initiative in partnership with the Lloyd Warner Community Remembrance Project is pleased to announce an upcoming scholarship contest open to 9th – 12th grade students attending public high school in Buchanan County, MO where prizes totaling at least $5,000 will be awarded to winning participants. Students are asked to examine the history of a topic of racial injustice and to discuss its legacy today. Essays should explain the chosen topic using a specific historical event(s), explore how the injustice persists, and imagine solutions for a future free from racial injustice. Students are encouraged to reflect on how the topic impacts their own lives and communities.

$2,000 (grand prize) plus awards for 2nd and 3rd place  Online Application 
Burger King Scholars December 15, 2021 Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be involved in community and school activities, and plan to enroll at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Applicant does not have to be an employee of Burger King to apply. High school transcript must be uploaded to your online application. Request your transcript online from the CHS Counseling Office website and indicate it is for the Burger King Scholarship - include your SCHOOL email address.   $1,000  Online Application
Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR) scholarships  Submit paper application with supplemental materials to the Counseling Office by December 15, 2021 

Applicants must rank in the top 10% of their class, must be a United States citizen, a Missouri resident and attend a Missouri university/college EXCEPT for the Roberta Casteel Capps Scholarship whose recipients may attend the university/college of their choice. A separate application must be submitted for each scholarship. 

  • MSSDAR SCHOLARSHIP: A one-time preferred amount of $2,000.00 awarded to a student pursuing a degree of his/her choice.

  • IRENE AND LEETA WAGY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A one-time preferred amount of $1,000.000 awarded to a WOMAN pursuing a degree in education.

  • DOROTHY POIKERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A one-time preferred amount of $500.00 awarded to a student pursuing a degree in business.

  • ROBERTA CASTEEL CAPPS AMERICAN HISTORY SCHOLARSHIP: A one-time preferred amount of $1,000.00 awarded to a student who will have a concentrated study of a minimum of twenty-four credit hours in American History and Government while in college. This scholarship is available to seniors in high school through juniors in college.

Students must submit:

1) Scholarship Application

2) Statement of 600 words or less setting forth his/her career objectives (typed)

3) Original transcript of high school grades which must also indicate class rank, size, GPA and test scores

4) Four letters of recommendation from the school now attending - one from a principal or counselor, two teachers, and one outside source. The letters should cover the applicant’s ability, work habits, integrity, character, potential and volunteer activities.

5) List of extracurricular activities, honors received, and scholarship achievements (one side of 8 1/2” by 11” paper)

6) Photocopy of United States citizenship: birth certificate, naturalization papers, or information page from U.S. Passport. Cover your photograph if you are submitting a copy of naturalization or passport pages

7) Financial Need Form

$500-2,000 

More information online here

PDF application

Equitable Excellence Scholarship Program December 17, 2021  Equitable Excellence award applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico; Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States by Fall 2022; Be willing to provide a release to publicize their identities and information about their achievements along with photographs for use in program promotion and information. Students who have made an outstanding achievement related to reducing risk in areas such as financial, environment, health and/or emergency preparedness or an achievement around empowering society to better face risk, are encouraged to apply. Students will be asked to upload a transcript and select one online recommender.   $2,500-20,000 Online Application 
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes December 17, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program, the applicant must: Be entering college in the Fall of 2022 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree; Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports; Have a minimum GPA of 3.0; Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win); Not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director. Submit the application, including two essays and a letter of recommendation.   $20,000  Online Application 
FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) Free Speech Essay Contest  December 31, 2021  Open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending high school overseas. Students must submit an essay between 700 and 900 words on the provided topic, which can be found on the website.  $500-10,000  Online Application 

 

JANUARY SCHOLARSHIPS:

University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) Freshmen Competitive Scholarships  January 1, 2022  The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers several scholarships for which students are considered automatically when they are admitted to UMSL. Other scholarships require students to submit an online scholarship application.   Online Application   
Danforth Scholars Program (Washington University)  January 4, 2022 This program is open to prospective undergraduate students applying to Washington University. Students must apply for admission for the class of 2026 and check that they are applying for this program on the Common or Coalition Application.   Application Information  
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program  January 6, 2022 at 3:00 pm CT  This program acknowledges and rewards America’s foremost young leaders who demonstrate the leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship exhibited by President Reagan throughout his life. Applicants must: 1. demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community, the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; 2. demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent); 3. be citizens of the United States of America; 4. be a current high school seniors attending high school in the United States; and 5. plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the upcoming academic year.   $10,000  Online Application
Earl Collins Foundation (Kiwanis International) Scholarship Submit application and supplemental materials to the Counseling Office by January 7, 2022 

Students need to meet one of the following requirements: 3.00 GPA OR rank in the top 35% of graduating class. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, volunteerism, honors, educational objective, letters of recommendation, and financial need. You get bonus points if you are a Key Club member or have a Kiwanis family member (you do not have to be a Kiwanis member to apply). Along with the application, you need evidence of your ACT/SAT scores, transcripts, extracurricular activities list (community, school, etc.) and a statement not to exceed one page in length of your educational plans and goals. Two letters of recommendation are needed.

$1,000  PDF Application
Ron Brown Scholar Program Must be postmarked by January 9, 2022  African-American students who excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, make an impact on their communities, and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship may be used at any four-year college or university and is not limited to particular academic disciplines. The January 9th deadline is the final deadline. Application materials must be mailed in one packet. Transcripts and letters of recommendation should not be sent under separate cover. Incomplete, e-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered. Applicants need to complete two essays (500 words or less) and provide two (2) letters of recommendation (one must be from someone at school).  More information available online at https://www.ronbrown.org. $10,000  PDF Application
Nash Music Scholarship (MSSDAR)  Submit application and supplemental materials to Counseling Office by January 10, 2022 

This scholarship is sponsored by the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. It is available to any boy/girl who has at least a 3.0 GPA and is pursuing a degree in music. The applicant must submit a DVD or a CD of three (3) selections, from one of their performances, for music professionals to judge. 

The following documentation must be submitted: 

1) Scholarship Application; 2) Financial need form (provided); 3) A statement of 600 words or less; 4) Transcript; 5) Activity list (maximum of 2 pages); 6) Four (4) letters of recommendation from faculty at Central; 7) A photocopy of U.S. citizenship (birth certificate, passport, etc.); 8) CD/DVD of a performance


 
$1,000 

More information online 

PDF application

Kelly Lynn Lutz Scholarship  Must be emailed by January 10, 2022  For students who have lost a parent to cancer. Students who apply must 1. be a US Citizen and live in MO or KS, 2. attend a 2 or 4-year college, 3. have an interest in education, arts, environment, math or science, 4. show involvement in the community, church, school or other non-curricular activity, and 5. indicate financial need.  Along with the application, applicants must submit a personal essay, one reference, a copy of the parent's death certificate, and a family photo that includes the deceased parent.   $2,000 (renewable)  Online Application 
National FFA Organization  January 11, 2022  Scholarships support FFA high school seniors and collegiate members as well as non-FFA students. Just one application is required for multiple scholarship opportunities totaling close to $2 million. The scholarship application must be submitted online.   Varies according to scholarship  Online Application
Army ROTC Scholarship  January 11, 2022

The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. All who graduate and complete ROTC training are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army. The requirements include:

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26

  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT

  • Meet physical standards

  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

There are three separate board dates/deadlines during each year. Visit https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html for more information and specific dates. Some universities offer other incentives for Army ROTC scholarship recipients. Go here to review Missouri program details: https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/find-schools.mo-.results.html. 
Full Tuition and Fees at participating universities  Online Application 
Jackie Robinson Foundation  January 12, 2022   

Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

Be a graduating minority high school senior;

Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;

Show leadership potential;

Demonstrate a dedication to community service;

Present evidence of financial need;

Be a United States citizen;

 

The required components of the Jackie Robinson Foundation application are: The online application, which includes four essay questions; A professional, hi-resolution digital photo (headshots only, in a JPEG format); One letter of recommendation (e.g. a teacher, a mentor, a counselor, an employer); SAT or ACT scores. Apply online at https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/


Up to $30,000  Online Application
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
January 14, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST This essay contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools. The essay topic and requirements are found on the website. All students must list the name of their nominating teacher on the registration form. The role of a nominating teacher is to provide students with support and advice during the writing of their essay. Nominating teachers can be former or current teachers, but must still be teaching at the same high school as the essay participant. Usually students ask their English or History/Social Studies teachers. Go online for more information: https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest/getting-started.  $100-$10,000  Online Application 
Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA) scholarship  January 14, 2022  This scholarship is for seniors planning to pursue an accounting degree at a college in Missouri. Scholarships will be awarded based on a point system, rating their GPA, educator recommendation, leadership potential (activities and honors), and essay. In addition, ACT/SAT score is factored in for high school seniors. Must be a member of the Missouri Society of CPAs (high school membership is free). If you are not currently a member you can go online to sign up for a membership. Applicants must also be recommended by a teacher or school administrator - there is an online recommendation form that must be submitted.   $500  Online Application 
United States JCI Foundation Scholarship  Must be postmarked by January 14, 2022
Each year $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study.  The application must be typed and include a transcript, 3 letters of recommendation, and a personal statement (up to 500 words). The application has very specific details so please pay close attention. More information available online at https://www.usjcisenate.org/scholarship-program. $1,000  Online Application 
UMKC Automatic & Competitive Freshmen Scholarships
January 15, 2022
There is no separate application for automatic scholarships. Incoming freshmen admitted by January 15th will be considered for automatic scholarships. Eligibility requirements, deadlines, and applications for competitive scholarships can be found online at http://finaid.umkc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/ Varies  Apply to UMKC Online
Mensa Scholarship Essay Contest  January 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST  Foundation scholarships are awarded on the basis of an essay of no more than 550 words. The general awards are unrestricted as to age, race, gender, level of post-secondary education, grade point average and financial need. It is NOT necessary that the applicant be a member of Mensa.  Applicants must intend to enroll in an accredited educational institution for the 2022-2023 school year.  Do not use identifying information in the essay (name, address, etc).   Varies according to scholarship  Online Application
Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship  January 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm CT This scholarship is for future engineers planning to earn a bachelor’s degree in a computer science related field of study (see FAQ section for a listing of related majors) from an accredited 4-year college or from a 2-year college intending to transfer to a 4-year college. This opportunity is offered to support students with a notable need for financial assistance. Applicants must have 3.0 (on 4.0 scale) GPA and be classified as one of the following: United States citizen, United States permanent resident, or Employment Authorized to work in the United States.   $10,000 (renewable)  Online Application
College Covered Scholarship January 31, 2022

One winner will be chosen every month.  Applicants only need to complete the online application once and can be considered for this scholarship throughout the entire sweepstakes.

$5,000         Online Application
LPGA (Ladies Profesional Golf Association) Scholarships  January 31, 2022 Scholarships are open to female graduating high school seniors who played golf in high school. There are scholarships for students who are planning on playing collegiate golf and for students not planning on playing collegiate golf. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to minority female students. The LPGA has multiple scholarship opportunities. The application is completed and submitted online. The application, transcript, autobiographical essay, and 2-3 letters of recommendation are required.  $1,250-5,000  Online Application
Union Plus Scholarship Program  January 31, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST  Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children can apply for a Union Plus Scholarship. Must be in a one-year continuous good standing union membership (satisfied by May 31, 2022) with a union participating in any Union Plus Program. A 3.0 GPA is recommended and the required essays are a very important part of the application. Go to the link for a list of unions.  $500-4,000 Online Application
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution  January 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST The Daughters of the American Revolution society (DAR) offers multiple scholarships available for deserving students with certain majors and criteria. Applicants must be prepared to submit the following information with the application: personal statement of 1,000 words of less, high school transcript, one page activity list, and a photocopy of U.S. Citizenship. You will be asked to provide contact information for at least two people to serve as a reference for you. Specific scholarship information available online at https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info.  Varies according to specific scholarship  Online Application 
National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) scholarships  January 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST  Eagle Scouts may apply for NESA scholarships beginning in their senior year of high school and, if not selected, may re-apply through their junior year in college. Must be a NESA member to receive a scholarship.   $2,500-48,000  Online Application

 

FEBRUARY SCHOLARSHIPS:

Missouri Western State University Freshmen Competitive Scholarships February 1, 2022

To apply for MWSU competitive scholarships, students must complete the General Scholarship Application by February 1. Please note there is only one general scholarship application for all competitive scholarships. Additional applications are typically required for scholarships offered by the Department of Music. This application also includes the William C. Vincent ($3200) scholarship.

Varies based on scholarship          Online Application      
Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) Freshmen Competitive Scholarships  February 1, 2022  To be considered for all of the general and departmental scholarships, you only have to complete one scholarship application through your CatPAWS account. Students will be asked to provide activities they have participated in, honors they have received, positions they have held, provide short answers, and upload attachments (resumes, transcripts, etc.).  Must be accepted to the university in order to receive scholarships.  Varies based on scholarship Online Application
William C. Vincent Scholarship - for future MU students (Local)  Return completed PDF application to the Counseling Office by February 1, 2022 This scholarship was established by the William C. Vincent family in order to provide scholarship awards to students from St. Joseph, MO who are planning to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia. High school applicants must have a minimum ACT score of 20. This scholarship is not necessarily based on financial need. First preference will be for seniors at Central High School who will be business majors planning to enroll at MU. Second preference will be for seniors at Central High School who are majoring in any field and planning to enroll at MU. Submit the following documents to the Counseling Office: 1. completed application; 2. essay; 3. financial aid award letter from MU (if financial aid award letter not available by scholarship due date, we will request it later in the semester).   $9,000 per year (renewable)  PDF application
University of Central Missouri (UCM) Foundation Scholarships  February 1, 2022 

Future UCM students must complete the UCM Scholarship Finder application online. More information available online at https://www.ucmo.edu/future-students/tuition-costs-and-financial-aid/financing-your-education/scholarships/index.php. (You can still apply after February 1, 2022, as some scholarships will still be awarded after that date.)

Varies  Online Application 
James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship  February 1, 2022 at 3:00 pm CT Applicants must: 1) Be Missouri residents; 2) Be graduating seniors at Missouri high schools who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study for the entire upcoming academic year at an accredited four-year college or university, OR Be students who have completed one or two full years at a Missouri community college with sufficient credits to transfer to an accredited four-year college or university at the sophomore or junior level, respectively. 3) Demonstrate limited financial resources with a family adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less and an expected family contribution toward college of $7,000 or less. 4) Have at least a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale except community college applicants with one year transferable credits must have 2.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Students will be required to upload a transcript and the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information page. One online recommendation form must also be completed on behalf of the student.   Cost of tuition plus approximately $2,000 for additional fees, books, and supplies  Online Application
Missouri State University Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship  February 1, 2022 Missouri State University offers this scholarship to students who either rank in the top 50% or their class (or have 3.0/4.0 GPA) combined with an ACT score of 20.  A successful applicant will excel in three of four areas of involvement: Leadership, Volunteerism, Performing Arts and Athletics.  $1,000-2,500 Online Application
Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Scholarship  February 1, 2022 

Missouri State offers this scholarship to students who have demonstrated commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusion. Applicants must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be from a historically underrepresented group

  • Be from a low socio-economic background

  • Be a first-generation student (i.e. neither of your parent(s)/guardian(s) has a bachelor’s degree)

Your academic performance and your record of school and community service will also be considered. Applicants must have submitted an application for admissions, required test scores and transcript, and the FAFSA by February 1st.

$4,000 (plus $1,000 for on-campus housing)  Online Application 
K-State Scholarship Network (KSN)  February 1, 2022 The K-State Scholarship Network (KSN) is an online application portal that will connect students to additional scholarship opportunities. Students will create a profile in the system that will help match them to specific scholarship opportunities provided by K-State donors and offered through university departments, potentially including your own academic college and/or department. Varies  Online Application
National Federation of the Blind Missouri Scholarship  February 1, 2022  Applicants must be legally blind and plan to enroll in a post-secondary school for the fall of 2022. Applicants should live in Missouri but need not be a member of the National Federation of the Blind. A complete application consists of the online application form and a student essay, plus these supporting documents: student transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a letter from an NFB of Missouri Scholarship Committee member, and proof of legal blindness. (If you wear your glasses or contacts (or both) and then are measured on an eye chart as seeing 20/200 or less, or if the width of vision for both of your eyes totals an arc of twenty degrees or less, then you are legally blind according to this federal definition. If you are legally blind in only one eye, you do not qualify for this scholarship program.)   Minimum award $500  Online Application 
Project 21 scholarship (Missouri Gaming Association)  Submit application and other required information to the Counseling Office by February 7, 2022 The Project 21 Scholarship Program provides students an opportunity to disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling. See the application packet for details on what is to be included in the article, poster, or video.   $1,500-2,500  PDF application 
McDonald's HACER Scholarship  February 7, 2022 at 11:59 pm PT 

Eligibility requirements: be a high school senior; be a legal U.S. resident; be younger than 21 years old; carry a minimum 2.8 GPA; eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study; disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for; enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after your selection (verification needed, as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools); have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage.

 

The scholarship recipients are selected based on: academic achievement, financial need, community involvement, personal qualities and strengths as portrayed in a personal interview, either in-person or by phone. No essay is needed. The only other requirements are these documents: transcript, personal statement, letter of recommendation to be submitted online, list of community service projects, FAFSA report and/or 1040s.

Up to $25,000  Online Application
Calla Varner Scholarship (Local)  Submit paper application to the Counseling Office by February 8, 2022 St. Joseph students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of at least 20. Student must show some financial need. Submit a completed application and an essay explaining your need for this scholarship.   $800 (renewable)  PDF application
Missouri PTA Teacher Education Scholarship  Submit paper application to the Counseling Office by February 8, 2022  Students must be planning to pursue a degree in education, demonstrate good character and personality, have above average scholastic ability and show financial need. Students must attend a school in Missouri and work in a MO public school after earning a degree or repay the money. CHS may only nominate one student. Three letters of reference are required with the application.  $500 (renewable)  PDF application

Dr. Darrell "Jack" Holley/MUSIC Scholarship

 
Return paper application to the Counseling Office by February 11, 2022 

Central High School can submit one application to the Missouri United School Insurance Council (MUSIC) organization. All applications must be typed/printed. No handwritten applications will be considered. Application packet should include a letter of recommendation from a district administrator, counselor or teacher (submit only one letter).

 
$2,000  PDF application
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)  February 15, 2022  The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Eligibility requirements: Must be of Hispanic heritage; minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for high school students; plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2022-2023 academic year; be a US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA); and complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable).   $500-$5,000  Online Application 
MFA Foundation  February 15, 2022

This scholarship will be selected by a local scholarship committee based on the following: 1) the applicant's interest in pursuing an education in studies relating to agriculture or other fields of study that benefit rural life; 2) participation and leadership in school, church, and community activities; 3) reputation for good citizenship and moral character; 4) financial need; and 5) satisfactory academic progress.

Varies  Online Application
Scholarships for Military Children Program  February 17, 2022 at 11:59 pm PST  Only students who possess a valid (not expired) U.S. Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card and whose parent(s) are serving, or have served, in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard may apply for a scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate program of study leading to a bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. college or university in the fall term of 2022. High school applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis). Must also submit a 500 word essay and high school transcript.  $2,000  Online Application
NIAAA Student Athlete Scholarship  Return paper application to the Counseling Office by February 23, 2022 Applicant must be a senior in high school, must have achieved at least one of the following: (a) minimum of B+ average; (b) ranked in the top 25% of class; (c) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Math and Reading). Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport and have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports. Must complete attached scholar/essay application and must submit a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director  $1,500-2,500  PDF application
College Board Opportunity Scholarship

Apply online by February 28, 2022 

This scholarship is open to all class of 2022 students who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories. There is no citizenship requirement. This program is open to students regardless of their family income. There are various scholarship deadlines from July 2021 through the end of February 2022, so log into the website soon to be eligible for more scholarship opportunities. Go to the website and click on “Earn Scholarships” to get started. https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/

$500-40,000  Online Application 
Thurgood Marshall Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program  Submit application online by February 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm ET  Eligibility requirements include: Current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher; Be Pell-Grant eligible; Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551; Be a diverse candidate (Diverse shall include, but not limited to: Gender, Disability, Race, Ethnicity, Belonging to an underserved community); Able to demonstrate leadership abilities; Able to demonstrate good moral character in all aspects of your life, including personal, professional, educational, in your community, and online presence. Applicants must submit a video statement.   $10,000  Online Application

 

MARCH SCHOLARSHIPS:

Scholar Link (Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri)  Apply online by March 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm 

Scholar Link is an online application portal for approximately 40 of Central’s local scholarships. Students will complete ONE online application and will upload a 7th-semester transcript, letter(s) of recommendation, activity list, and any other supporting documentation required.

Click here for specific instructions.

Varies depending on scholarship  

Click here to view a list of scholarships

Online Application
Midland Empire Equality Coalition (MEEC) Scholarship (Local)  Apply online by March 1, 2022  The MEEC Scholarship was created to provide financial support to LGBTQ+ identifying as persons and children of LGBTQ+ with financial need who are pursuing a college degree. Through this scholarship, LGBTQ+ you can apply for funds to pay for education-related expenses to pursue a degree from an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational program. This award is open to anyone that identifies as LGBTQ+, or a child of a person that identifies as such, and is from the Midland Empire Area (NWMO, NEKS, SENE, SWIA). Award criteria are based on the demonstration of past leadership and community service involvement, academic credentials, personal essays, letters of recommendation, an individual interview, financial need, and future goals.   $250  Online Application
Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship  Apply online by March 1, 2022 This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for college-bound students to give thoughtful consideration to the impact Alzheimer's disease has on their own lives and others in their family and community. To qualify students must be a US citizen and plan to enter an accredited 4-year college/university. Must submit an application and essay online.  $400-5,000  Online Application 
Missouri STEM Signing Day Scholarship (My Scholarship Central)  Apply online by March 1, 2022  Eligible students must be a: 2022 high school senior; Must attend high school in Missouri; Planning to attend a STEM program at a 2-year, 4-year or technical college in Fall 2022; Must attend a college in Missouri; Planning to pursue a STEM career pathway. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of passion for STEM learning, advancing society through STEM, high school activity involvement and scholarship. More information is available online at https://mochamber.com/signingday/  $1,000  Online Application
Missouri Courage Scholarship (MCS)  Apply online by March 1, 2022 Missouri Courage Scholarship (MCS) and our partner organizations award scholarships to graduating seniors from Missouri high schools pursuing higher education. Applications will be comprehensively evaluated on a variety of metrics including academic achievement, school involvement, community engagement, diversity, demonstrations of courage, and commitment to enhancing the lives of LGBTQ individuals and working toward social justice. Scholarships are paid directly to the accredited college/university/vocational school of their choice, where they must be enrolled as a full-time student. $500-$2,000  Online Application 
Missouri State University Foundation Annual Scholarships  Apply online by March 1, 2022 Complete the MSU Foundation Annual Scholarship Application no later than March 1. You must be admitted to MSU in order to access and complete this scholarship application. Varies  Online Application
2022 Evergy/Haines-Weber Scholarship Program  Apply online by March 1, 2022  Evergy will be awarding yearly scholarships in the amount of $3,000 and renewable for up to two years for students seeking to pursue degrees/certifications in electrical power and distribution (line worker) or wind/renewable energy at a local community college or trade school. Requirements: Must be a graduating high school senior attending a Kansas or Missouri high school or currently enrolled in a two-year technical/craft program at a local community college; Must be pursuing a degree or certification toward a line worker/electric power and distribution or in wind/renewable energy; Must apply for financial aid. (This includes, but is not limited to, PELL Grants, A+ Program, scholarships, loans, etc.); Must enroll and maintain a full-time status and 2.5 GPA in your technical/craft program to receive scholarship award; If 18, must be willing to submit to a Motor Vehicle Record Check (drug free with no DUI convictions); Must be eligible to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (line worker scholarship only).   $3,000 (renewable) 

Online Application


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AGC of Missouri Education Foundation Scholarship Program  Apply online by March 1, 2022 Applicants MUST desire a career in the construction industry upon graduation. This program provides scholarships to high school seniors entering construction related programs in 2 or 4 year schools, tech schools, or apprenticeship programs. Eligibility is not limited to students pursuing technical degrees. Applicants must complete the correct application for their program on the Kaleidoscope scholarship management platform for the AGC of Missouri Education Foundation, provide official high school or college or program transcripts, provide two letters of recommendation, complete an essay on their desire to work in the construction industry and be willing to submit to a personal interview.  $1,000-2,000  Online Application
Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation  Apply online by March 1, 2022 Students must have a 2.0 GPA on 4.0 scale and be a son/daughter of a US Marine or Navy Corpsman who is serving or has served as part of the US Marine unit (active duty, reserve, honorable discharge, medical discharge, wounded, or killed). The student must be planning to attend an accredited undergraduate college or vocational/technical school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic's College Navigator website for the upcoming academic year.  The family adjusted gross income cannot exceed $109,000 for the tax year of 2021. Several documents need to be uploaded as part of the application process. Visit https://www.mcsf.org/apply/ for any questions and detailed instructions on how to apply.   $1,500-10,000  Online Application 
American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship  March 1, 2022 Be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew chartered to an American Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary unit or Sons of The American Legion squadron.  Applicant must also have received the Eagle Scout award, be an active member of his religious institution and received the appropriate Boy Scout religious emblem.  Demonstrate practical citizenship in church, school, scouting, and community.  $2,500-10,000  PDF Application
FCS Financial  Apply online by March 1, 2022 Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a FCS Financial customer. Applicant must designate which office services the account and plan to attend a two-year or four-year college or university (preference given to those attending college in Missouri). The application requires information on school activities, volunteer and work history, and two (2) essays are required. In the past, the school counselor needed to complete an Academic Achievement Form - be sure to include your school counselor's email address if this is required.   $1,500  Online Application
AGC of Missouri Education Foundation Scholarship program  Apply online by March 1, 2022 

Applicants MUST either A) attend a Missouri college, university or other eligible school or such an institution which is located in a state contiguous to Missouri, on a full time basis. The applicant’s field of study MUST be in construction or a construction related field OR B) attend a Department of Labor registered Apprenticeship Program or pursuing a program requiring one academic year or more for certification at an institution which is located in a state contiguous to Missouri, on a full time basis. 

Applicants MUST desire a career in the construction industry upon graduation. Eligibility is not limited to students pursuing technical degrees.

$1,000-2,000  Online Application 
Life Lessons Scholarship Program   Submit online application by March 1, 2022 by 4:00 pm ET Recognizing the character and perseverance that so many young people show in the face of such adversity, Life Happens sponsors the annual Life Lessons Scholarship Program for college students and college-bound high school seniors. Qualified entrants who submit essays or videos about how the death of a parent impacted their lives are eligible for scholarship money. To apply you must meet eligibility requirements and submit an original 500 word essay OR 3 minute video discussing how the death of your parent or guardian affected your life financially and emotionally.   Varies  Online Application
Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest  Submit online by March 2, 2022  Scholarship contest for high school students in which you will create a Christmas card, holiday card, birthday card, or an all-occasion greeting card. All designs or photographs must be the original work of the applicant. Applicants can submit a photo, artwork, or computer graphic that is appropriate for business and consumer use. Contest submissions will be accepted until March 2, 2022.  $10,000  Online Application 
MOACAC Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship (My Scholarship Central)  Apply online by March 4, 2022  MOACAC (Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling) is offering scholarships to students who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and/or community service involvement.  Recipient must be attending a post-secondary school that is a member of MOACAC and have a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship application is available via a scholarship portal called "My Scholarship Central".  To apply for this scholarship, students must complete the "general scholarship application" via My Scholarship Central. Once the general scholarship application is submitted, students will select "opportunities" in the blue bar at the top of the page. Then select "recommended" and find the "Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship".    $1,000  Online Application
MAMIC (Missouri Association Mutual Insurance Companies)  March 4, 2022 

Each year MAMIC awards 8 scholarships to graduating Missouri high school seniors planning to attend a Missouri college, university, community college, or vocational school. Candidate must be a graduating high school senior living in Missouri; Must be attending a Missouri high school; Must have successful admission to a college, university, community college, or vocational school in Missouri; Must submit the MAMIC High School Scholarship application with copy of high school transcript and photo. More information and application available online: https://www.mamic.net/scholarships/.

$1,000  Online Application 
Missouri Women's Golf Education Association (MWGEA)   Submit PDF application along with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 7, 2022  Must be a female residing in the state of Missouri. Scholarship is given in recognition of overall high school record and community service activities. Must submit two letters of recommendation, several brief statements (see application for details) and an essay (see application for prompt).   Varies  PDF Application 
Cecile Steven Scholarship (Local)  Submit PDF application along with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 8, 2022  Students must reside in Buchanan or Andrew County, be active in school and community activities, and have an ACT score of 18. Students attending a Trade School must have a 2.5 GPA and those attending a college/university must have a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must show EXTREME financial need - tax forms 1040 for both applicant (if available) and parents for the current and previous tax years (2019 & 2020) are required along with the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). An essay is allowed though not required.  $750-1,000  PDF Application 
Dr. George S. Richmond Memorial Scholarship - Sunrise Optimist Club (Local)  Submit PDF application along with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 8, 2022 

Open to all graduating seniors in Andrew and Buchanan County who will be attending Missouri Western State University. Three letters of recommendation are required and students will respond to a few short questions. The letters of recommendation and clarity to which the questions are answered influence the scoring of the application the greatest. It is important that students complete the Family Income Field as it influences 20% of the overall score. The winner of the scholarship will attend an Optimist Club Meeting as a guest. Submit the application, three letters of recommendation, activity list and essay. 

 
$1,000 (one-time award)  PDF application
Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc.  Submit PDF application along with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 11, 2022 

Three scholarships are offered through the Masonic Scholarship Fund. Applicants must have at least 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT of 18. Along with the application, students need to submit a typed essay, activity list, community/volunteer activities, and short list of extenuating circumstances (if applicable). 

The three scholarships and their specific criteria are as follows:

  1. Masonic Merit Scholarship - A $1,000/year scholarship available to students in any degree program.

  2. Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship - A $1,000/year scholarship for students seeking a degree in the education or healthcare fields.

  3. Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship - An $13,000/year scholarship available to students in any degree program.

One application is used for all three scholarships.

$1,000-13,000 (renewable)  PDF application
Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc. (for students attending a community college)  Submit PDF application along with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 11, 2022   This scholarship is intended for students who plan to attend a community college in the state of Missouri. Applicants must have at least a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale and minimum ACT score of 17. Along with the application, students need to submit a typed essay, activity list, community/volunteer activities, and short list of extenuating circumstances (if applicable).   $1,000 (renewable)  PDF application 
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)  Submit application online by March 15, 2022  Students must major in engineering or a related science such as math, chemistry, physics, biology, technologies, computer science, etc.; meet GPA and ACT/SAT requirements and submit supporting information.  There are many scholarships that are offered through this organization; therefore students may have more than one scholarship application to complete based on what they are eligible for. There is one application for the various scholarships. Transcript must be uploaded via the online application.   $1,000-10,000  Online Application
e2 emPowerU Scholarship (Local)  Apply online by March 15, 2022  The e2 emPowerU® Scholarship has been established by Mosaic Foundation to provide financial assistance to aid past participants of emPowerU programs. Programs include: emPower Plant (now known as emPowerU), Public Achievement, Public Achievement Democracy Council, emPower Me, and e2 Fellowship. Note: Most students in the SJSD participated in an emPowerU program during their sixth grade year, making them eligible. Applicants must be accepted into a post-secondary education program (technical/career center, community college, or university), have a 2.5 GPA, and be a past participant of an emPowerU program. Please pay close attention to the additional documentation needed for this scholarship (see application).  Varies  Online Application 
Grow Your Own Teachers (SJSD) Submit online application by March 17, 2022  We are excited to share a new program we have developed to assist our students and staff who want to become certified teachers! This program, called Grow Your Own, will help us identify and recruit promising future educators. Once admitted to the program, participants will receive up to $4,000 annually from the district for up to four years to assist with the costs of obtaining teaching certification at an approved college or university. Participants will receive this financial assistance in return for a commitment to teach in the St. Joseph School District for at least one year for every year of financial assistance. Click here for more information. $4,000/year  Online Application
North Central Missouri College (NCMC) Scholarship Application  Submit PDF application to the Counseling Office by March 28, 2022  To be considered for a scholarship from NCMC, students must be admitted as a degree-seeking student. Application includes an essay of 500 words or less.   Varies  PDF Application
St. Joseph NEA Scholarship (Local) Submit application with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 28, 2022 Scholarship opportunity established for graduating seniors who are not receiving a significant amount of other scholarships or financial aid. Applicants must be a graduating senior from the St. Joseph School District and a 2.5 GPA or higher.  Consideration will be given to community and school activities and preference given to students who have 90% or higher cumulative attendance.  Submit the completed application, activity list, one letter of recommendation, and one-page essay (see application for topic). $500 PDF application      
Northwest Missouri Financial Women Scholarship  Submit application with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 28, 2022  Applicants must be a female graduating from a high school in Buchanan County (other counties are included also). To be eligible for consideration the applicant must have a GPA of greater than or equal to a 3.0 on the scale of 4.0 (an official transcript must be attached), must be attending an accredited college or university, must be pursuing a degree in business or finance and must have a recommendation letter written by a mentor/professional with good knowledge of the applicant’s character.  $500  PDF Application
Local 77 Firefighters Auxiliary Scholarship  Submit PDF and other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 28, 2022  Applicants must meet the following qualifications: 1) have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher; 2) be a high school graduate or have obtained a GED; 3) provide an official high school (college) transcript or equivalent; 4) must provide 2 written references from someone other than family members. In addition, one of the following must apply: Child of a firefighter (active or retired), Child of an Auxiliary member, Step-child of firefighter (Firefighter’s household must provide 50% of support), Grandchild of firefighter (active or retired)m Grandchild of Auxiliary member, Active Auxiliary member. This scholarship may be used for undergraduate, graduate, business schools, vocational, or Trade Schools. Preference of enrolling in fire science or emergency service related courses, but not required.  $250  PDF Application 
Avenue City Educational Scholarship Fund (ACES) (Local)  Submit PDF and other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 28, 2022  Eligible students must reside within the boundaries of the Avenue City R-IX School District and have attended the Avenue City R-IX School for a minimum of one year. The selection criteria will be based on Academics, Activities, Personal Statement and Teacher Recommendation.  $500  PDF Application 
American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Scholarship  Submit application with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 28, 2022  This scholarship is for a senior in high school who is the child or grandchild, including stepchild or legally adopted child, of a current, retired, or deceased APWU member. (Proof of membership required for deceased members.) There are two (2) different scholarships: E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship and Vocational Scholarship. See each application for details - you may only apply for one.  $2,000-3,000  PDF Application 
Buchanan County Farm Bureau (Local)  Submit application with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 28, 2022 

The applicant's parent/guardian must be a resident or landowner in Buchanan County and must be a member of the Buchanan County Farm Bureau for at least two (2) years. Student must be pursuing a post-secondary education and have a 2.5 unweighted GPA. Complete the application, provide two recommendation letters (one from a teacher or school administrator), and an essay (see application for details). 

$1,000  PDF Application 
North American Savings Bank scholarship  Submit application with other required documents to the Counseling Office by March 28, 2022  Applicants must meet the following criteria: Demonstrate financial need, be attending a Missouri public college, community college or trade school, and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must not be an employee or a relative of an employee at North American Savings Bank. Submit the completed application, essay, three letters of recommendation, and tax forms. Student may be selected to do an interview with a scholarship representative.   Remaining tuition/fees/room and board after all other scholarships have been applied  PDF application
Missouri United Methodist Foundation  Submit paper materials to the Counseling Office by March 28, 2022 and submit online application by April 1, 2022 Students must be a full member of the United Methodist Church and need his/her pastor to sign a page of the application form indicating the applicant is a full member of a United Methodist Church in Missouri, has been a member for at least one year prior to application, and is of suitable character to be considered for a scholarship.  Applicants must also submit a one-page statement about college/career goals, transcript and a photograph.   Up to $3,000  Online Application 
Culver's Foundation Scholarship  Submit online by March 29, 2022  Applicants must be employed by Culver’s and meet their employment length requirements; have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale; have plans to enroll in any accredited undergraduate or graduate program at a 2 or 4 year college, university, or technical/vocational school in the 2022/23 academic year; Be employed with Culver's at the time of the scholarship announcements (May 2022). $5,000  Online Application
Greater Kansas City Officials Association (GKCOA) scholarship  Submit application and other required materials to the Counseling Office by March 30, 2022  Scholarships from the GKCOA Scholarship Fund are available for current seniors attending a Missouri high school located within the Greater Kansas City Area that are involved in at least one of the following sports programs: baseball, football, softball, volleyball, girls’ basketball, or boys’ basketball. Students must have a 2.50 GPA or higher and intend to enroll in a college, university or technical school.  $500  PDF Application
St. Joseph Rotary Club #32 (Local)  Submit PDF application to the Counseling Office by March 31, 2022 One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a CHS student.  The applicant selected should demonstrate qualities of leadership, initiative, enthusiasm, adaptability, maturity and seriousness of purpose.  He or she shall not be a Rotarian, a dependent of a Rotarian, or a child, stepchild, grandchild, brother or sister of a local Rotarian or his/her spouse.  The focus of the criteria should be on financial need and SECOND academic performance, in that order. The scholarship will apply to students who seek to attend higher education institutions.  This shall include community colleges and two-year vocational training programs.   $1,000 (one-time award) PDF Application
Shelter Insurance Foundation Agents' Scholarship Program  Submit PDF application to the Counseling Office by March 31, 2022  Applicants will be selected based on: scholastic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community activities, citizenship, moral character, educational goals, and financial need. Children of any Shelter Insurance Agent or employee are NOT eligible recipients of this scholarship. The scholarship recipient must accept the scholarship by enrolling in a college or university by the September following his/her high school graduation.  $1,500 (one-time award)  PDF Application 
Women Legislators of Missouri Scholarship (My Scholarship Central)  Submit online by March 24, 2022 

One female student from each of Missouri's congressional districts will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to students on the basis of leadership, academics, and community service. Once on the website, “Sign Up”. Students will first be prompted to complete the General Application. Once the General Application is completed, the Women Legislators of Missouri Scholarship will be listed in the "Recommended Opportunities''.

$1,000 (one-time award)  Online Application
Lighthouse Guild Vision College Bound Scholarship  Submit online by March 31, 2022  This scholarship is for high school seniors who are legally blind and planning to attend an accredited college/university. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or university of their choice. Applicants must provide proof of legal blindness, proof of U.S. citizenship, high school transcript, ACT score, three (3) letters of recommendation, and two (2) personal statements.    Varies  Online Application 
Kochhar & Co. Scholarship  Submit online application by March 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST  Student must be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis no later than September 2022; must have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their academic year; must submit essay and be a resident of either Canada or USA. Student does not need to be majoring in accounting to apply.  $1,000  Online Application


APRIL SCHOLARSHIPS:

Central PTSA (Parent, Teacher, Student Association) Scholarship (Local) Submit completed PDF application to the Counseling Office by April 1, 2022 

This scholarship was established by the Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) at Central High School. Students must be a senior CHS student, be a member of the CHS PTSA (December 1, 2021 is the deadline), and have a 2.0 GPA. Applicants should submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal, or counselor, along with application and essay. Application will be available from the Counseling Office. 

$500 (Number of Awards each year varies)  PDF Application
GP M.A.D.E. Scholarship (My Scholarship Central) Submit online application by April 1, 2022  To be eligible for a scholarship, an individual must show a need in one of the three Foundation eligibility criteria: 1) a financial need, 2) possess the motivation to succeed, 3) be of good character. The applicant must be under the age of 20 and a Missouri resident. The scholarship must be used in the state of Missouri for a higher education program, at a trade school, or at a university. $2,000 (renewable)  Online Application
Mattress Nerd's Sustainability Scholarship  Submit online by April 1, 2022  Eligibility: All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship; Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA; Applicants are not required to have a specific major; Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply; Students attending online universities are welcome to apply; Applicant must be someone who is promoting positive environmental change. Students must submit proof of enrollment to college/university (acceptance letter will be accepted - submit as .jpeg, .pdf, or .doc). An essay must also be submitted (submit as .pdf or .doc).  $1,000  Online Application 
Union Pacific Black Employee Network Jerry Morris & Summer Houston Scholarship  Submit application and other required materials to the Counseling Office by April 1, 2022  Recipients are chosen on the basis of scholastic ability and leadership. Personal or family financial situations can be a factor in consideration of eligibility and in awarding the scholarship. Current employees and dependents of employees are ineligible for this scholarship. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must: Be a citizen of the United States; Be an African-American that is a graduating high school senior, or a college freshman or sophomore and a resident of the following states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas; Either plan to be or is a full time student enrolled at an accredited college or university during the current academic year; Have a grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent thereof; Be active in extracurricular school/community activities and demonstrate social awareness and involvement.   up to $2,000  PDF Application 
Catholic College Admissions Association (CCAA) Scholarship   Submit application online by April 4, 2022 at 11:59 pm PST  The National CCAA annually offers the National CCAA Scholarship to college-bound high school seniors from various geographic regions attending one of the National CCAA member institutions in the fall. In order to be eligible, student must be graduating in the spring of 2022, be accepted to one or more National CCAA member institutions, and enroll in the fall 2022 at a National CCAA member institution. See the website for a list of member institutions but typically the list includes these schools in MO and KS: Benedictine, Newman, St. Mary’s, Fontbonne and Saint Louis University.  $1,000  Online Application
Brett Baltezor Scholarship (Local)  Submit application to the Counseling Office by April 8, 2022  Any senior entering college next year with the hopes of a Fine Arts degree or who has been and will to be participating in a Fine Arts endeavor such as band, music, theater, etc. Or students with a significant financial need.   $500  PDF Application
Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship (Local)  Submit PDF application and other required documents to the Counseling Office by April 11, 2022 This local scholarship is being offered to a graduating female senior attending high school in Buchanan, Andrew, Clinton or DeKalb counties. The student must be majoring in Education, be in the top 25% of the class, be in school and community activities and show some financial need. Applicants must submit the application, essay, and two letters of recommendation.   $250  PDF Application 
Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Program  Apply online by April 14, 2022 at 11:59 pm PT  The Work Ethic Scholarship Program is about recognizing the people who understand the importance of personal responsibility, delayed gratification, a positive attitude, and, of course, work ethic. These are the folks we consider rock stars, and we want to reward them - the hardworking people who keep the lights on, water running, and air flowing—the next generation of skilled workers who will work smart and hard. To be eligible for this award, you must be enrolled or plan to enroll in one of the approved trade programs: Automotive Technology, Aviation Technology, Carpentry, Commercial Driver, Construction, Diesel Technology, Electrical Technology, Emergency Medical Technology, Farming & Agriculture, Fire Science & Technology, Heavy Equipment Operation, HVAC Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine Technology, Pipefitting, Plumbing and Welding.   Tuition Cost of Approved Program  Online Application
American Legion - Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship  Submit application to the Counseling Office by April 14, 2022  Current members or descendants of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion. Must be unmarried, under the age of 21, a resident of Missouri, and enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university. Must have some financial need.   $750 (2 given)  PDF Application 
American Legion - Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship  Submit application to the Counseling Office by April 14, 2022  Must be an education major who is a descendant of a veteran (be able to provide copies of discharge papers), enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university, submit an essay of 500 words or less, and submit a counselor's statement. Must have some financial need.   $750 (3 given)  PDF Application
American Legion - Joseph J. Frank Scholarship  Submit application to the Counseling Office by April 14, 2022  Student must be a descendant of a veteran and have attended Boys or Girls State. Applicants must be unmarried, under the age of 21, and a current resident of Missouri and be attending an accredited college or university as a full-time student. Must have some financial need.   $750 (5 given)  PDF Application 
American Legion - Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship  Submit application to the Counseling Office by April 14, 2022  Must have attended Missouri Boys/Girls State OR Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy and be a descendant of a veteran. Applicants must be unmarried, under the age of 21, and a current resident of Missouri and be attending an accredited college or university as a full-time student. Must have some financial need.  $1,000 (2 given)  PDF Application 
American Legion - M.D. "Jack" Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Scholarship  Submit application to the Counseling Office by April 14, 2022  This scholarship is for a male or female interested in pursuing a degree in nursing (registered nurse) and is a descendant of a veteran. Must be a Missouri resident, and graduate in the top 40% of high school class. Must have some financial need and submit a counselor's statement.   $1,000 (1 given)  PDF Application 
American Legion - Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship  Submit application to the Counseling Office by April 14, 2022  One student from CHS may be nominated. Nominee will be selected based on individual's financial need, participation in athletics, participation in school activities/clubs, volunteer work, exceptional leadership qualities, high moral standards, and extreme patriotism. Must enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in Missouri. Must have some financial need.  $750 (1 given)  PDF Application 
Aiden McVicker Charitable Fund Scholarship (Local)  Submit application and other required documents to the Counseling Office by April 14, 2022  This scholarship was developed to create awareness for children with special needs and to help recruit and develop the special needs workforce in our area. If you are considering a career working with students with special needs or if you have overcome hardships, your own learning disabilities or difficulties, you should apply for this scholarship. Preference may be awarded to those who are pursuing an education degree, emergency services, or entering into the medical field (doctor, therapist, nurse, etc.).   $250  PDF Application 
Ava's Grace Foundation (My Scholarship Central)   Apply online by April 15, 2022)  
Ava’s Grace Scholarship Foundation is providing hope to young people who have dreams of higher education and a different life. The foundation awards scholarships to children of incarcerated parents in the state of Missouri. Applicant must have a parent who is or has been incarcerated in the US state or federal penitentiary. Student must be a permanent resident of Missouri (or certain counties in Illinois) for at least 2 years prior to the date of the application, demonstrate financial need, have a 2.0/4.0 GPA, plan to attend an accredited, nonprofit college or university and be seeking a first technical, first associate, or first bachelor’s degree. The application will be submitted via the “My Scholarship Central” website. Students must create an account and complete the general scholarship application then complete the specific Ava’s Grace application.  

 
$5,000 (renewable)  
Online Application 
Elaine Chapin Fund  Submit application and other required documents to the Counseling Office by April 20, 2022  Recipients will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academic standing and the impact with which multiple sclerosis has affected their lives. Applicants must be citizens of the United States who plan to enroll or are enrolled at an accredited two or four year college, university, vocational or technical school located in the United States. Applicants must send their completed application, an official transcript of their most recent academic grades, a personal essay detailing how MS has affected your life (500 word maximum), plus (2) letters of recommendation.  Up to $1,000  PDF Application 
Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) - Northwest Chapter  Submit application and other required documents to the Counseling Office by April 22, 2022 

Provided for students who plan to major in Engineering.

Requirements for Northwest Chapter Scholarship:

1) Be a high school senior

2) Be a citizen of the United States at the time of application

3) Have at least a 3.0 grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale) for the 10th and 11th grades.

4) Have at least a minimum score on the American College Testing Program (ACT) test of 26 in Math and 24 in English.

5) Must enroll in an engineering program that has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC). (See application for accredited schools).

Submit the application, official transcript, one letter of recommendation, and an essay on career plans. 

$1,500  PDF Application 
Student-View Scholarship Program  Submit online application by April 23, 2022  Sponsored by the organization Student Insights which provides market research to higher education organizations. Students fill out a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in their area. The only requirement is that the student is planning to attend a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school. The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. Click on the state of Missouri to begin. $500-5,000  Online Application 
Ryan D. Consolver Memorial Scholarship  Submit application and other required documents to the Counseling Office by April 25, 2022  This scholarship has been established as a memorial to Ryan D. Consolver, a 1996 graduate of Savannah High School. Ryan completed the building trades program at Hillyard Technical Center, and went on to get a degree in construction. Preference for this award will be given to a student seeking a career in construction OR engineering. Family income and grade point average is not a consideration for this scholarship.   $1,000  PDF Application 
St. Joseph Construction Association (Local)  Submit application to the Counseling Office by April 25, 2022  Applicants should be a graduating senior currently enrolled in an accredited technical school, or beginning work in the construction trade. Proof of enrollment will need to be shown before funds will be disbursed. Funds will be dispersed no earlier than August 1st. Work in the trades will need to show proof of 3 months working to get tools provided.  Varies  PDF Application 
Poppy Fenner Art Scholarship (Local)  Submit application to the Counseling Office by April 25, 2022 and also email the art samples to Mrs. McCamy  This scholarship is open to a Central High School student pursuing any career field, but preferred career in art or an art-related field. Student must be admitted to a college or art institute and demonstrate artistic ability. Applicants need to submit 8 art work samples, demonstrate financial need, and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Email the 8 art work samples to Mrs. McCamy at meganmccamy@sjsd.k12.mo.us.  Please put in the subject line “Poppy Fenner Art Samples''.  $1,500 (renewable)  PDF Application 
Military Commanders' Scholarship  Apply online by April 29, 2022 at 3:00 pm CT  Applicants to the Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund must: 1. be dependent children of active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who hold valid Exchange & Commissary shopping privileges at the time of application, 2. be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll for the first time in a full time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, and 3. have a minimum cumulative 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, at the time of application.  Applicants are also required to submit a transcript and a copy of the parent's Form DD214, Statement of Service or other proof of service to verify eligibility.   $2,500  Online Application 



MAY SCHOLARSHIPS:

Mosaic Life Care Auxiliary Scholarship (Local)  Submit online application by May 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm  The Mosaic Life Care Auxiliary Scholarship provides six annual scholarships to individuals that are pursuing a degree in the health care related field, who have demonstrated excellent leadership skills, academic achievement and community involvement.  To be eligible, students must complete and submit the application, provide at least two references (one must be a Mosaic Life Care employee), be a current Mosaic volunteer, and provide documentation of acceptance into a college or secondary education program.   $1,500  Online Application 
William Toben King Scholarship Submit PDF application and other required documents to the Counseling Office by May 6, 2022 Student must be a resident of Andrew or Buchanan County and be a high school senior graduating from a high school within the boundaries of these two counties. A 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and ACT score of 18 or higher is required. Student must demonstrate financial need, or not receiving many scholarships and attend a 4-year accredited college/university, junior college, or vo-tech school. The application is lengthy and requires submission of your parent's tax return (2020 & 2021) and student's tax return (if applicable). $500-2,500 
PDF Application
B. Davis Scholarship  Apply online by May 21, 2022  To apply for this scholarship students will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic listed on the website. Submissions must be sent by email to awards@studentawardsearch.com $1,000  Online Application
Missouri Access Extra Scholarship (My Scholarship Central)  Apply online by May 31, 2022  This scholarship is for high school seniors who are eligible for the Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program and have at least a 3.5 unweighted GPA as shown on the 7-semester transcript. Students must meet the state’s Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program requirement of expected family contribution (EFC) of 12,000 or less as determined on FAFSA. In addition, students must be attending a college in the state of Missouri. This scholarship typically opens February 1st, but awards are prioritized on a first come, first serve basis so students should apply soon after it opens. Students may be required to upload multiple documents, including FAFSA Student Aid Report and 7-semester transcript.   Up to $2,000/year (renewable)  Online Application 


JUNE SCHOLARSHIPS:

Missouri State University A+ Recognition Scholarship  Submit online application by June 1, 2022  Students must qualify for Missouri State Admissions, meet the A+ program requirements, and submit the application. Can be combined with Board of Governors, Provost, Deans, Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders, Missouri State Advantage, Missouri State Promise, Academic Excellence, Academic Distinction, Academic Achievement, and Missouri Boys/Girls State scholarships.   $500 (renewable) Online Application 
Abbott & Fenner Business Scholarship  Apply online by June 12, 2022  To apply for this scholarship, students will need to write an essay on the topic listed on the website. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Submissions must be sent by email to scholarships@abbottandfenner.com $1,000  Online Application
BigSun Scholarship  Apply online by June 19, 2022 The BigSun Organization is proud to help young athletes in their academic pursuits. Applicants must write a short essay answering a 3-part question and send it to athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com. Be sure to include your name, name of high school, and name of college you will be attending. Any student athlete can apply and students must be a high school senior or attending a post-secondary institution.    $500  Online Application 
Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship (NWMSU) Submit online application by June 30, 2022 To qualify for this scholarship, male students must enroll full-time at Northwest Missouri State University in the fall after high school graduation. The Missouri Lambda chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon offers one-time scholarships to incoming freshmen men at Northwest Missouri State University. Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with SigEp to be eligible for the scholarship.   $1,000  Online Application
Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship (Mizzou)   Submit online application by June 30, 2022  To qualify for this scholarship, male students must enroll full-time at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the fall after high school graduation. The Missouri Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon offers one-time scholarships to incoming freshmen men at Mizzou. Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with SigEp to be eligible for the scholarship.   $1,000  Online Application 




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